Processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna has officially opened a brand new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Netherlands, further reinforcing its position as a leading manufacturer of food processing equipment for the potato and vegetable processing industries.
Located in Woerden, 30 kilometres outside of Amsterdam, tna Netherlands Manufacturing (formerly Florigo Industry B.V.) will be dedicated to tna’s cutting edge processing equipment, including its range of fryers and freezers, but also pre-processing equipment such as peelers, washers and dryers.
With a total area of 3,600 m2, the new facility will allow tna to increase its production capacities to better respond to the growing demand for its wide range of solutions, while making tna’s technology even more accessible to customers and prospects.
Besides the new, hyper-modern manufacturing space, the facility will also host an expanded Food Technology Testing Centre (FTTC) and a dedicated product demonstration area, incorporating both processing and packaging equipment in a single location.
In addition, a showcase of the latest controls technology will help food manufacturers gain a better understanding of how advanced equipment integration, detailed data collection and cloud-based controls can transform their production line efficiencies.
Nadia Taylor, co-founder and director of tna:
“We’re incredibly excited to officially open our new food processing centre.”Since acquiring Florigo back in 2015, tna has made a number of significant investments and increased the local workforce by 80% to ensure that the company continues to provide today’s food manufacturers with the innovative processing technology they need to stay ahead in the market.
“The new site is three times bigger than the previous Florigo factory, which not only strengthens our current manufacturing capabilities, but also ensures that we have the capacity to further expand our operations in the future. It’s also great news for our customers who now have even more room to test our equipment.”
“From cutting and drying through to frying, seasoning and distribution, all the way to our high-speed packaging technology, the new factory will be the first place where we’ll get to showcase our entire range of start-to-finish solutions.”
“We’re really happy with the setup of the new factory and can’t wait to welcome everyone at the new site!”
With equipment ranging from materials handling, processing, cooling, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, inserting and labelling, metal detection, verification and end-of-line solutions – tna can offer integrated solutions for every step of the potato processing line.
Alf Taylor, CEO at tna:
“The Netherlands has always played an important role in the global potato processing industry.”
“The Dutch are not only amongst the top ten potato producers in the world, but also achieve the highest average yield rates per square meter.”
“We’re proud to be part of such an important sector and look forward to continue sharing our own success with the local industry.”